#1
How does the R-fier sound on the Roland Cubes. I am getting a Cube 30x and I was wondering if the "R-fier" setting sounds better for metal than the "metal stack" setting. And if someone wouldnt mind telling me, I am curious about the science of a rectifier. How does it create a metal sound? Thanks

Also, if anyone has an audio clip of what the R-fier setting sounds like on the Cube, I would greatly appreciate if you posted it.
#2
Look at this for the Micro Cube sound demo (includes R-fier):
http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=594&ParentId=57

Click at the "Audio" button for Cube 30 sound demos (includes R-fier):
http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=447&ParentId=57

Click at the "Video" button for Cube X-Series NAMM video demo:
http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=822&ParentId=57
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#4
Well, just to tell you my opinion of it. I thought it was great! (Before I played a tube amp, nuff' said). Good practice amp, but now after playing it for a couple months, I've noticed how muddy the distortion is, yet, I really like the cleans on the amp though.
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#5
Quote by Yngwie#1
Look at this for the Micro Cube sound demo (includes R-fier):
http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=594&ParentId=57

Click at the "Audio" button for Cube 30 sound demos (includes R-fier):
http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=447&ParentId=57

Click at the "Video" button for Cube X-Series NAMM video demo:
http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=822&ParentId=57


very helpful..I don't know why I couldnt find this...I might have been at their old site, i dunno. thank you
#7
Also, just to add. I think it does the Rectifier setting the best. Everything else is basically uselss, the classic stack sounds...ugh. The black panel is alright, so is the acoustice simulator.

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#8
Most people use the r-fier distortion when on the lead channel.
note, MOST, just in case some idiot comes here and start poking or whatever.

The R-Fier sound is massive, and even with scooped mids, it's still quite a big sound.
however I wouldn't recommend that though, because I like big sounds.
Thus, mids to 10 for me.


Note, there is a lot of treble in this amp.
#9
The R-Fier model is awesome, IMO. It aint no Mesa, obviously. But for what it is...cant go wrong.
#10
i might have to buy a mini cube at some point just for a little practice amp. maybe :P
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#12
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The R-Fier is modeling the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier.

The Metal Stack is modeling the Peavey 5150.

The Classic Stack is modeling a Marshall stack.


Thanks for the info. I'm curious about all the Cube amps modeling available. For example on the 20X, the overdrive is based on the Boss SD1 Super Overdrive, and Distortion is based on the Boss DS1 Distortion. What about all the other choices on the 20X and other Cube amps? What pedals and/or amps are all the effects based on they simulate?
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#13
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It's great

It loses nearly all of the tone if you put a multi-fx in front -_-


Yea, modeller amps aren't really meant to be put with pedals.

Maybe a wah and an EQ, but that's the most I would put.
#14
Well I preferred the Rectifier model on a Vox AD15VT (It's called Nu-Metal). It sounds reeeally close to the bands that use Rectifiers (A7X, Alice In Chains, Trivium) PLUS, there are a load mmore amp models and great effects. It has a tube preamp, so it may sound closer to a Mesa.
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Well I preferred the Rectifier model on a Vox AD15VT (It's called Nu-Metal). It sounds reeeally close to the bands that use Rectifiers (A7X, Alice In Chains, Trivium) PLUS, there are a load mmore amp models and great effects. It has a tube preamp, so it may sound closer to a Mesa.

PreAmps dont make a big difference.
#16
It sounds great for what you're paying.

It has MUCH more gain than the "classic" and "metal" stacks, which are based on Marshal and Peavey systems respectively.

It doesn't sound that good when the guitar is tuned down quite a lot, though. Metal stack seems to sound better.
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#18
The rectifier is pretty awesome. The cubes are actually really versatile, you just have to know how to get what you want.
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#19
Yep, it's awesome
The "Metal" setting (5150) sounds muffled or something of the like, but the rectifier sounds louder, a bit tighter, clearer, and better

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